The first 10 mins of the game set the tempo with an early goal from Gabby Agbonlahor following bad marking from a corner kick. Once Villa scored this they never really threatened again but once we got it to our Midfield, Delph Westwood and Cleverley pressed very well.
Once Villa got the ball all they had to do is to string 3/4 passes together and they were a good bit up the pitch while we would pass a lot but couldn’t break their defence down.
I give a lot of credit to Paul Lambert, That is now his second win with Villa at Anfield.
Balotelli wasn’t looking match fit with him not as running as much as he did against Spurs but every time he wanted the ball he had to go deep for it which was bad as once Manquillo or Moreno got the ball no one was really in the box. There was no desire or no real urgency from the Midfield especially Coutinho wasn’t great today had an alright spell once Sterling came on which was causing them a bit of trouble with his pace and quick feet.
Positive: Was good to see Lallana back from his injury and not playing that bad had his moments I would say the only reason he got taken off was because of his lack of match fitness.
I think Henderson and Moreno didn’t play that bad I thought they were our best but really just weren’t good enough going forward. Still can’t take it any credit away from Villa they really know how to frustrate us.
I’d say this was our worst performance since Hull City away last season which we were also very bad and lost 3-1.
Still we have to look forward can’t look back at the negatives we just have to learn from this.
Well don’t be that mad at least we have Champions League this Tuesday against Ludogorets at Anfield.It will be an incredible atmosphere our first game back in the Champions League since 2010.